Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easy Glitter Removal

 YAY I'm back, so sorry I was MIA for 2 weeks. I was having computer issues and when I tried to post from my phone and iPad it was a disaster! BUT I'm back with lots of post ideas (so that's good right?).

Today I'll be sharing with you an easy way to remove glitter polish, easier and less of a hassle than the foil method. While the foil method is a great way to remove glitter polish it has its down side. It makes your nails and cuticles dry because of the exposure to acetone, also the foil preventing ventilation adds to that. I found that my fingers got really hot every time I would remove glitter that way. All things aside the foil method is a genius and super effective way to remove glitter polish hands down.

I stumbled upon another way to get rid of your glitter polish. This method starts at the base of your mani, using Elmer's Glue as a base coat. Now some things you need to make sure you do:

1. Use NON TOXIC Elmer's Glue.
2. The Elmer's Glue base has to be put onto your bare nails.
3. The glue has to dry completely before you start to paint your nails.
4. Only use the Elmer's Glue on nails that you will be adding glitter to.


1. I put my Elmer's Glue into an empty SechVite bottle, you can use any nail polish bottle that is empty or almost empty.
2. Make sure you clean the bottle and brush really good with pure acetone before you add the glue.
3. When applying the glue on your nail put a thin coat on, you don't need a too much of it on your nail.
4. Make sure you have something to do while you wait for the glue to dry or else it will feel like forever.

Here are the photos.

One Coat of the Elmer's Glue.
5 Minutes after applying it. Half way to being dry.
10 minutes after applying it, completely dry.
Added my Rejuvacote Base Coat over the already dry glue base. this is to prevent staining.
2 coats of my base polish, this is Psychedelic Scene by Color Club.
1 coat of Klean Color's Grand Finale, bar shaped holo glitter.
2 coats of Gelous Top Coat.
(Sun Light)
(in doors) This dark out of focus photo is so you can see the holo glitter.
To remove them you lift the polish from the side with an orange stick. Make sure to be gentle,then just peel it off. It should come off in one piece.
There will be some stuff left on the side of your nails and remover will take care of that.
So what do you think? Will you be trying this out?

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